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William Clark; Indian diplomat. (reprint, 2008).


William Clark; Indian diplomat. (reprint, 2008)

Buckley, Jay H.

U. of Oklahoma Press


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Following his involvement with the famous Lewis and Clark expedition, William Clark (1770-1838) spent his succeeding decades as an agent for Indian affairs in the Louisiana Territory, as governor of the Missouri Territory, and as Superintendent of Indian Affairs at St. Louis, becoming responsible over that time for one-tenth of all Indian treaties ratified by the US Senate. Buckley (history, Brigham Young U.) describes Clark's diplomatic role in Indian trade, warfare, and removal. He argues that Clark may have been sympathetic to the Indians and occasionally championed their rights but that in the end he was responsible for divesting Indians of more land than any other American. First published in hardback in 2008.

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